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And a clear' life ensuing.
Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew
The union of your bed with weeds so loathly, He omishes in thunder : then, to soft music, enter That you shall hate it both: therefore, take heed,
the Shapes again, and dance will mops and As Hymen's lamps shall light you. mowes, and carry out the table.
As I hope
For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, Pro. (Aside.) Bravely the figure of this harpy With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den,
hast thou Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring: Our worser Genius can, shall never melt
The most opportune place, the strongest suggestion Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated, Mine honour into lust; to take away In what thou hadst to say: so, with good lífe, The edge of that day's celebration, And observation strange, my meaner ministers Their several kinds have done : my high charms Or night kept chain'd below.
When I shallthink, or Phæbus' steeds are founder'd work,
Fairly spoke: And these, mine enemies, are all knit up
Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own. In their distractions: they now are in iny power; What, Ariel: my industrious servant Ariel! and in these ists I leave them, whilst I visit Young Ferdinand (whom they suppose is drown'd,)
Enter Ariel. And his and my lord darling. (Exil Prospero from above.
Ari. What would my potent master ? here I am. Gon. I'the name of something holy, sir, why
Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last
service In this strange stare ?
Did worthily perform; and I must use you Alon, 0, it is monstrous ! monstrous ! In such another trick: go, bring the rabble, Methought, the billows spoke, and told me of it; (O'er whom I give thee power, here, to this place: The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,
Incite them to quick motion ; for I'must That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd
Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple The name of Prosper; it did bass my trespass. Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise, Therefu:e my son i' the ooze is bedded; and
And they expect it from me. I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, Ari,
Presently? And with him there lie mudded.
Pro. Ay, with a twink.
Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,
And breathe twice; and cry, so, so!
I'll be thy second.
Each one, tripping on his toe, Gon, All three of them are desperate; their Do you love me, master ? no. great guilt,
Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel: Donot approach, Like poison given to work a great time after, Till thou dost hear me call. Now'gins to bite the spirits :-I do beseech you Ari.
Well I conceive. That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly,
(Exit. And hinder them from what this ecstacy?
Pro. Look, thou be true; do not give dalliance May now provoke them to.
Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are stravy Adr.
Follow, I pray you. To the fire i' the blood : be more abstemious,
I warrant you, sir ;
Abates the ardour of my liver.
Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary,". SCENE 1.-Before Prospero's cell. Enler Pros- Rather than want a spirit ; appear, and pertly.-
pero, Ferdinand, and Miranda. No tongue; all eyes; be silent. (Soft music. Pro. If I have too austcrcly punish'd you,
A Masque. Enter Iris. Your compensation makes ainends; sor i Have given you here a thread of mine own life, Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas Or that for which I live ; whom once again Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease ; I tender to thy hand: all thy vexations
Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep, Were but my trials of thy love, and thou
And lat meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep; Hast strangely stood the test : here, afore Heaven, Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims, I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,
Which spongy April at thy hests betrims, Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,
To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, And make it halt behind her.
Whose shadow ihe dismissed bachelor loves, Fer.
I do believe it, Being lass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard ;. Against an oracle.
And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard, Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition Where thou thyself dost air: The queen o' the sky, Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter: But Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I, If thou dost break her virgin knot before Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign All sanctimonious ceremonies may
grace, With full and hoiy rite be ministerd,
Here on this grass-plot, in this very place, No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall To come and sport; her peacocks fly amain; To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
(1) Pure, blameless. (2) Alienation of mind. (3) Sprin ding. (4) Surplus. (5) Command.
There's something else to do: hush, and be mute,
Or else our spell is marrd. Cer. Hail, many-colour'd messenger, that ne'er Iris. You nymphs, callid Naiads, of the wand'ring Dosi disobey the wile of Jupiter;
brooks, Who, with thy saffron wings, upon my flowers With your seug'd crowns, and ever harmless looks, Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers : Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown
Answer your summons; Juno docs coinmand : My bosky, acres, and my unshrubb'd down,
Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate
Enter certain Nymphs.
You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary, Cer.
Tell me, heavenly bow, Come hither from the furrow, and be merry; I Venus, or her son, as thou dost know, Make holy-day: your rye-straw hats put on, Do noi attend the queen ? since they did plot And these fresh nymphs encounter every one The means, that dusky Dis? my daughter got, In country looting. Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company I have forsworn.
Enter cerlain Reapers, properly habiled ; they join Iris. Of her society
with the Nymphs in a graceful dance; towards Be not afraid : I met her deity
the end whereof Prospero slarts suldenly, and Cutting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son speaks ;, after which, to a strange, hollow, and Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have confused noise, they heavily vanish.
done Some wanton charm upon this man and maid,
Prn. (Aside.) I had forgot that foul conspiracy Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid Or the beast Caliban, and his confederates, Till Hymen's torch be lighted : but in vain; Against my life; the minute of their plot Mars' hot minion is return'd again;
Is almost come. (To the Spirits.) Well done ;Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,
avoid ;-no more. Swears he will shoot no more, but play with spar
Fer. This is most strange: your father's in some rows,
passion And be a boy right out.
That works him strongly.
Never till this day, Great Juno comes ; I know her by her gait.
Saw I him touch'd with anger so distemper’d.
Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort, Enter Juno.
As if you were dismay'd: be chceful, sir:
Our revels now are ended; these our actors,
Are melted into air, into thin air:
The cloud-capp'd tovers, the gorgeois places,
The soleinn temples, the great globe it:cll,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,"
Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff
As dreams are made of, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.—Sir, I am vex'd;
Bear with my weakness ; my old brain is troubled. Cer. Earth's increase, and foizons plenty ; Be not disturb’d with my infirmity :
Barns, and garners never empty; If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,
We wish your peace.
[Ereunt. Scarcity, and want, shall shun you ; Pro. Come with a thought :-) thank you :-Ceres' blessing so is on you.
Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to; What's thy Pro.
Spirits, which by mine art ! have from their confines call'd to enact
pleasure ? Pro.
Spirit, My present fancies. Fer. Let me live here ever;
We must prepare to meet with Caliban.
Ari. Av, my commander: when I presented So rare a wonder'd• father, and a wife,
Ceres, Make this place Paradise.
I thought to have told thee or it; but I fear'd (Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris on Lest I might anger thee. employment.
Pro. Say again, where didst thou leave these
Sweet now, silence; Ari. I told you, sir, they were rcc!-hot with Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;
drinking ? (1) Woody. (2) Pluto. (3) Abundance. (6) A body of clouds in motion; but it is most (4) Able to produce such wonders. (5) Vanished. probable that the author wrote truck.
So full of valour, that they smote the air |To doat thus on such luggage? Let's along,
this my jerkin? Now is the jerkin under the line : Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, now, jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and As they smelt music; so I charm’d their ears, prove a bald jerkin. That, call-like, they my lowing follow'd, through Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, an't Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and like your grace. thorns,
Sté. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garment Which entered their frail shins: at last I left them for't: wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king l' the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell, of this country: Steal by line and level, is an excel. There dancing up to the chíns, that the foul lake lent pass of pate; there's another garment for't. O'er-stunk their feet.
Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your Pro.
This was well done, my bird : fingers, and away with the rest. Thy shape invisible retain thou still:
Cal.'I will have none on't: we shall lose our time, The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither,
And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes For stale, i to catch these thieves.
With foreheads villanous low. Ari.
I go, I go. (Erit. Ste. Monster, lay to your fingers ; help to bear Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature this away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains, turn you out of my kingdom; go to, carry this. Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;
Trin. And this. And as, with age, his body uglier grows,
Sle. Aye, and this. So his mind cankers: I will plague them all,
A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, Re-enter Ariel loaden with glistering apparel, foc. in shape of hounds, and hunt them aboul ; ProsEven to roaring: Come, hang them on this line.
pero and Ariel setting them on. Prospero and Ariel remain invisible. Enter Cali- Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey! ban, Stephano, and Trinculo; all wet.
Ari. Silver! there it goes, Silver ! Cal. Pray, you, tread softly, that the blind mole
Pro. Fury, Fury! there, Tyrant, there! hark,
hark! Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell.
[Cal. Ste. and Trin. are driven out. Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints harmless fairy, has done litile better than played the With dry convulsions; shorten up their sinews Jack) with us.
With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss ; at
them, which my nose is in great indignation.
Than pard,' or cat o' mountain. Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster ? If I
Hark, they ronr. should take a displeasure against you; look you,
Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: at this hour Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster.
Lie at my mercy all mine enemies;
Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little,
(Exeunt softly, All's hush'd as midnight yet.
Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool,--
ACT V. that, monster, but an infinite loss.
Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet SCENE I.-Before the cell of Prospero. Enter this is your harmless fairy, monster.
Prospero in his magic robes, and Ariel. Ste. "I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er ,ears for my labour.
Pro. Now does my project gather to a head : Cal. Prýthee, my king, be quiet : Seest thou hrere, My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and tirre This is the mouth o'the cell: no noise, and enter? Goes upright with his carriage.-How's the day? Do that good mischief, which may make this island
Fri. On the sixth hour; at which time, my lord, Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban,
You said our work should cease.
Pro. For aye* thy foot-licker.
Ste. Give me thy hand : I do begin to have bloody When first I rais?d the tempest. Say, my spirit, thoughts.
How fares the king and his ? Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! Oworthy
Confind together Stephano! look, what a wardrobe here is for thee? In the same fashion as you gave in charge ;
Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners
Trin. O, ho, monster ; we know what belongs to In the lime grove which weather-sends your cell; a frippery:5_0 king Stephano!
They ca mot budge, till you release. The king, Sle. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted; Ml have that gown.
Ard the remainder mourning over them,
Brim-fuil of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly
His tears run down his beard, like winter's drops mean, (!) Bait. (2) Education. (3) Jack with a lantern. (6) Bird-lime.
(7) Leopard. A) Ever. (5) A shop for sale of old clothes,
(8) Defends from bad weather.
I did say so,
From eaves of reeds:' your charm so strongly works Didst thou, Alonso, use me and my daughter: them,
Thy brother was a furtherer in the act; That if you now beheld them, your affections Thou’ıt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian. --Flesh and Would become tender.
Dost thou think so, spirit? You brother inine, that entertain'd ambition, Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human.
Espell’d remorse? and nature; who, with Sebastian, Pro.
And mine shall. (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) Hast thou, which art but air, a touch of feeling Would here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee, Of their atflictions; and shall not myself, Unnatural though thou art !-Their understanding One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Bezins to swell: and the approaching tide Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Will shortly fill the reasonable shores, Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the That now lie soul and muddy. Not one of them, quick,
That yet looks on me, or would know me:- -Ariel, Yet with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell; DJI take part: the rarer action is
[Erit Ariel. In firt je than in vengeance: they being penitent, I will dis-case me, and myself present, The sole drift of my purpose doth extend As I was sometime Milan:-quickly, spirit; Not a frown further: Go, release them, Ariel ; Thou shalt ere long be free. My charms I'll break their senses I'll restore, Aod they shall be themselves.
Ariel re-enters, singing, and helps to attire ri. I'll fetch them, sir.
Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I; Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, In a cowslip's bell I lie : and groves;
There I couch when ovls do cry. And ye, that on the sands with printless foot
On the bat's back I do sly, Dichise the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him,
After summer, merrily : When he comes back; you demy-puppets, that Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, By mson-shine do the green-sour ringlets make, Under the blossomn that hangs on the bough. Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime
Pro. Why, that's my dainty Ariel; I shall miss Is to make midnight-mushrooms; that rejoice
thee; To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid
But yet thou shalt have freedom: so, so, so (Weak masters though ye be, ) I have be-dimmid To the king's ship, invisible as thou art : Toe noon-tide sun, call'd forth the mutinous winds, There shalt thou find the mariners asleep And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd vaut Under the hatches; the master, and the boatswain, S roarin, war: to the dread rattling thunder Being awake, enforce them to this place; Hire I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak And presently, I pr’ythee. With his ovn bult: the strong-bas'd promontory
Ari. I drink the air before me, and return Hve made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd úp Or e'er your pulse twice beat. [Erit Aricl. The pine and cedar: graves, at my command,
Gon. All torment, trouble, wonder, and amazeHive wak'd their sleepers; op'd, and let them
Inhabits here: Some heavenly power guide us By my so potent art : But this rough magic
Out of this fearful country! Thore abjire: and, when I have requir'd
Behold, sir king, Some he ivenly music (which even now I do,)
The wrong'd duke of Milan, Prospero; Ti Fork mine end upon their senses, that
For more assurance that a living prince T:is airy charm is for, I'll break my staff, Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body; Biry it certain fathoms in the earth,
And to thee, and thy company,
Whe'r; thou beest he, or no,
Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me,
gesture, attended by Gonzalo; Sebastian and Beats, as of flesh and blood ; and, since I saw thee,
Thy dukedom I resign; and do entreat
Thou pardon me my wrongs :-But how should A solemn air, and the best comforter
Prospero To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,
Be living, and be here ? Now useless, boil'd within thy skull! There stand, Pro.
First, noble friend, For you are spell-stopp'd.
Let me embrace thine age; whose honour cannot Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,
Be measur’d, or confin'd.
Whether this be,
You do yet taste Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Some subtleties o'the isle, that will not let you B: rin to chase the ignorant sumes that mantle Believe things certain :--Welcome, my friends Their clearer reason.-0) my good Gonzalo,
all : My true preserver, and a loyal sir
But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded, To him thou follow'st; I will pay thy graces
(Aside to Seb. and Ant Home, both in word and deed.-Most cruelly I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you, (1) Thatch. (2) Pity, or tenderness of heart.
And justify you traitors; at this time
Arise, and say how thou cam'st here. I'll tell no tales.
0! wonder! Seb.
The devil speaks in him. (Aside. How many goodly creatures are there here ! Pro.
No;- How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother That has such people in't! Would even intect my mouth, I do forgive
'Tis new to thee. Thy rankest fault; ail of them; and require Alon. What is this maid, with whom thou wast My dukdom of thee, which, perforce, I know,
at play? Thou must resiore.
Your eld’st acquaintance cannot be three hours : llon.
If thou beest Prospero, Is she the goddess that hath sever'd us, Give us particulars of thy preservation ;
And brought us thus together ? How thou hast met us here, who three hours since Fer.
Sir, she's mortal; l'ere wreck'd upon this shore; where I have lost, But, by immortal Providence, she's mine; livw sharp the point of this remembrance is ! I chose her, when I could not ask my father My dear sou Ferdinand.
For his advice; nor thought I had one : she
I am wol for't, sir. Is daughter to this famous duke of Milan,
But never saw before; of whom I have
Receiv'd a second life, and second father
I am her's :
But 0, how oddly will it sound, that I
child forgiveness ! Pro. As great to me, as late; and, portable? Pro.
There, sir, stop: To make the dear loss, have I means much weaker Let us not burden our remembrances Than you may call to comfort you; for I
With a heaviness that's gone. Have lost iny daughter.
I have inly wept, Alon. A daughter?
Or should have spoke ere this. Look down, you O heavens! that they were living both in Naples,
gods, The king and queen there! that they were, I wish And on this couple drop a blessed crown ; Myself were mudded in that oozy bed
For it is you, that have chalk'd forth the way Where my son lies. When did you lose your Which brought us hither! diughter ?
I say, Amen, Gonzalo! Pro. In this last tempest. I perceive, these lords Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue At this encounter do so much admire,
Should become king of Naples? O, rejoice That they devour their reason; and scarce think Bevond a common joy; and set it down Their eyes do ofices of truth, their words With gold on lasting pillars: In one voyage Are natural breath; but, howsoe'r you have Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis ; Buen justled fruin your senses, know for certain, And Ferdinand, her broiher, found a wife, That I am Prospero, and that very duke
Where he himself was lost; Prospero his dukedom, Which was thrust 'forth of Milan; who most In a poor isle ; and all of us, ourselves, strangely
When no man was his own.3 Upon this shore, where you were wreck'd, was Alon.
Give me your hands : landed,
[To Fer. and Mira. To be the lord on't. No more yet of this; Let grief and sorrow still cmbrace his heart, For 'tis a chronicle of day by day,
Thai doth not wish you joy! Not a relation for a breakfast, nor
Be't so! Amen! Befitting this first inceting. Welcome, sir ; This celi's my court: here have I few'attendants, Re-enter Ariel, with the Master and Boatswain And subjects none abroad: pray you, look in.
amazedly following. My dukeduin since you have given me again, O look, sir, look, sir ; here are more of us ! I will requite you with as good a thing;
I prophesied, if a gallows were on land, At least, bring forth a wonder, to content ye, This fellow could not drown:-Now, blasphemy, As much as me my dukedom.
That swear'st grace o'er board, not an oath on shore?
Hast thou no mouth by land ? What is the news? The entrance of the cell opens, and discovers Ferdi
Boats. The best news is, that we have safely found nand and Miranda playing at chess.
Our king and company : the next, our ship, Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false.
Which, but three glasses since, we gave out split,Fer.
No, my dearest love, Is tight and yare,* and bravely rigg'd as when I would not for the world.
We first put out to sea.
Sir, all this service
(.Iside, And I would call it fair play. .
My tricksys spirit!) Alon.
Alon. These are not natural events; they A vision of the island, one dear son
strengthen, Shall I twice lose.
From strange to stranger.-Say, how came you Seb. A most high miracle !
hither? Fer. Though the seas threaten, they are merciful; Boats. If I did think, sir, I were well awake, I have curs'd'them without carise.
I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleep,
[Ferd. kneels to Alon. And (how, we know not) all clapp'd under hatches, Alon.
Now all the blessings Where, but even now, with strange and several Of a glad father compass thee about!
noises (1) Sorry. (2) Bearable. |(3) In his senses. (4) Ready. (6, Clever, adroit,
If this prove